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Old 02-04-2023, 01:46 PM   #1461 (permalink)
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My plan used to be $100 per month of purchase price. If I bought a $1200 car I hoped to be able to drive it for 12 months without doing any real work on it. With these high prices I donīt know if thatīs possible any more. I bought a 1997 Sentra in 2016 for $1300. I drove it two years and 25,000 miles doing nothing more than changing the oil and installing $100 of stereo equipment. I bought an 1999 Infiniti G20 in 2017 for $1400. Iīve got about $2100 (purchase plus parts) in the car and spent about 30-40 hours working on it. Iīve driven it for 5 years and 35,000 miles. I could sell it as junk for $100 and be pleased with what it has cost me. But I intend to scrap it and sell any parts I can and use any parts that I can. This might be itīs last year. When itīs time to renew the tag and insurance Iīll have to decide if I think itīs worth driving another year.

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